Educational Resource Grants are awarded to teachers to enhance educational programs with focus on teaching about civic education, building community, and community service, as described in the LACF mission.
The Teacher Grant Program is intended both to support teacher and to further the community-building mission of LACF. Grants are intended to promote civic education, building community, or community service. Other innovative, educational proposals will also be considered.
Our intent is to fund those projects which a teacher might not do because the funds would have to come from their own pockets. Examples of qualifying uses are: local field trips, classroom materials, etc. Grants are not intended for books unless they are civic education, conflict resolution, etc. Items not qualified are computer or camera hardware or salaries.
Grants are for teachers in the Los Altos Elementary School District or the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District for any level of education in these districts.
The maximum grant amount is $500. Grants for new projects have a high priority, and LACF may ask to interview the teacher(s) before determining whether or not to award a grant. One of our objectives is to spread grants among schools and among grades.
A project report describing the use of the funds, the results, and receipts for expenditures is required within 2 months of completing the project. Any enhancement of the report such as exhibits or pictures is desirable. If the project for which the grant is obtained is not carried out, the funds must be returned.
LACF Teacher Grant Program Deadline
The LACF Grants Program accepts applications at any time. Those applications received by the first of the month will be reviewed
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